March 10, 2011 Subject:
Question of rights
Hi there, thank you for posting this interesting collection of material.
I was wondering where the "Your A Grand Old Flag, Yankee Doodle Dandy" song came from. Did you digitize the track from a vinyl yourself?
This version is performed by Gene Kelly, instead of the original show tune which was put together and performed during a Cohan piece starring Cagney.
Here is the actual record information for this song - is there any way that you might know whether this recording is copyrighted currently, or public domain?
Gene Kelly - You're A Grand Old Flag, Yankee Doodle Boy - 1948, MGM, 30137-A
July 4, 2006 Subject:
It Is Gene Kelly
No, that is not Cohan. It is Gene Kelly. The taps should give it away if you don't recognize the voice. BTW: Look for the original lyrics recorded by Billy Murray; Grand Old Rag. Newspapers killed Cohan over that.
November 19, 2005 Subject:
The "Your A Grand Old Flag" and "Yankee Doodle Dandy" is not Cohan. It's not bad, but it's not George M.